Ultem 1010 vs 9085 material Knock-out

Ultem 1010

Ultem 1010 vs 9085 – for 3D Printing

  • Which type of Ultem (TM) to use for your projects?
  • Which 3D Printer is recommended?
  • Which 3D Printer filament to use?
  • Which support material to use?

Introduction to Ultem™

The ULTEM™ resin family of amorphous thermoplastic PEI (polyetherimide) materials offers outstanding elevated thermal resistance, high strength and stiffness, and broad chemical resistance. ULTEM materials uniquely balance both mechanical properties and processability, offering design engineers exceptional flexibility and freedom.

Ultem 1010 and Ultem 9085 are grades of 3D Printer filament. They are widely used in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Transportation and Electronics industries.

Comparison of Ultem 1010 verses Ultem 9085

ULTEM 1010 Material ULTEM 9085
Amorphous Structure Amorphous
Flame Retardant Flamability Low FST (flame, smoke, toxicity)
190°C HDT (heat deflection temp) 152 °C
217 °C Tg (glass transition temp) 186 °C
89.8 Mpa Tensile Strength 76.7 MPa
167.2 Mpa Flexural Strength 137.8 MPa
High Chemical Resistance High long-term
Funmat Pro 610 HT

220 °C chamber temp

Recommended 3D Printer (approved for Ultem) Funmat Pro 610 HT

180 °C chamber temp

Intamsys, 3DXTech Recommended Ultem filament suppliers Intamsys, 3DXTech
Intamsys SP5080 Recommended Support material Intamsys SP5040

ULTEM™ is a trademark of SABIC Innovative Plastics, Inc. | SHPP GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.

Recommended support materials

INTAM™ Support SP5080

  • Specifically developed for ULTEM™ 1010
  • Exclusively available for the 610HT
  • Breakaway material with superb removability

INTAM™ Support SP5040

  • Specifically developed for ULTEM™ 9085
  • Exclusively available for the 610HT
  • Breakaway material with superb removability

Benefits of Ultem™

  • LONG-TERM HEAT RESISTANCE – Excellent stability of physical and mechanical properties at elevated temperatures thanks to high glass transition temperature of up to 217 °C.
  • STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS – Outstanding strength and amorphous thermoplastic among the available alternatives, with predictable stiffness and strength up to 200 °C.
  • DIMENSIONAL STABILITY – Among the most dimensionally stable thermoplastics available, offering predictability over a wide temperature range.
  • STRESS & CRACKING RESISTANCE – Unlike most other amorphous thermoplastics, ULTEM resins retain strength and resist stress cracking when exposed to automotive and aircraft fluids, aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, and weak aqueous solutions.
  • FLAMMABILITY, SMOKE GENERATION AND TOXICITY – Inherent flame resistance without additives in most grades – exceptionally difficult to ignite, with a limiting oxygen index (LOI) of 47%, meeting UL94 V0 specifications in sections as thin as 0.41 mm.
  • PROCESSABILITY – Extruded, thermoformed, extrusion blow molded and injection molded, and flowability permits long flow lengths down to 0.2mm thick using conventional injection molding equipment.
  • SUSTAINABILITY – A portfolio of ISCC+ certified renewable bio-based ULTEM™ resins offers sustainability benefits: using a mass balance approach, for every 100 kg of ULTEM resin produced, SABIC replaces 25.5 kg of fossil-based feedstocks with bio-based materials derived from waste or residue, such as crude tall oil from the wood industry.

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